US beats Sweden in OT at ice hockey worlds, Canada defeats Czech Republic

TAMPERE, Finland (AP) — Dylan Samberg scored in overtime and the United States beat Sweden 4-3 to finish the group stage with a perfect record at the ice hockey world championship. Samberg’s winner from the slot 1:37 into overtime clinched first place for the United States in Group A, two points in front of Sweden, ahead of Thursday’s quarterfinal games. The Americans face the Czech Republic next while Sweden faces co-host Latvia. In the Latvia’s capital of Riga, Canada defeated the Czechs 3-1 to finish second in Group B and set up a quarterfinal game against defending champion Finland. Sweden meets co-host Latvia and Switzerland plays Germany in the other quarterfinals.

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